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Alaska Fish and Game Officials Say Calf Survival in the Southern Alaska Peninsula Caribou Herd has Increased

KFQD / The Associated Press / November 11, 2008

Alaska Fish and Game officials say calf survival in the southern Alaska Peninsula caribou herd has increased. Fish and Game says the calf survival increased dramatically following wolf control conducted in the area in the spring. Division of Wildlife Conservation personnel shot 14 wolves on the herd's calving grounds. Fourteen orphaned pups were killed as well. Fish and Game says before wolf control, the calf to cow ratio was one calf per 100 cows. Officials say that ration improved to 39 calves per 100 cows.

However, officials say the bull to cow ration continues to decline, despite hunting closures.

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